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unknown Kenyan
Kenyan Primary

Commemorative Kanga (Wrapper)

Woven textile

64 in. x 40 in. (162.56 cm x 101.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2005.9.1
Geography: Africa, Kenya, Nairobi
Classification: Clothing and Adornments; Clothing
Culture/Nationality: Kenyan, East African, African

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  • African - Refers to the cultures of the continent of Africa, which is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean, the Indian Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea.
  • East African - Styles and cultures of the eastern area of Africa including Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda, that together with the Horn of Africa (Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia) make up Eastern Africa.
  • kangas - East African rectangular cotton textiles printed in bold designs and bright colors, with borders that frame the panel that often contain Swahili inscriptions. They are variously used as main garments, skirts, shawls, hoods, and even occasionally as tablecloths.
  • Kenyan - Style and culture of Kenya.

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